Invisalign in Bromley is a highly popular, convenient and comfortable method of straightening your teeth and correcting the issues that may be affecting the aesthetics of your smile. Whilst conventional orthodontics is highly effective in what it does, it includes metal wires and brackets that are highly visible and securely attached to the surface of your teeth for a long period of time (this does depend on the severity of the misalignment of your teeth).
In stark contrast, Invisalign, as the name suggests, is almost invisible, made of clear plastic and can be taken out of your mouth and replaced as necessary. Invisalign has an average treatment time of 6 to 12 months, again depending on the level of correction required to create that beautiful smile. This is why it is such a highly popular form of teeth straightening treatment amongst patients and dentists alike.
Over the last two decades, Invisalign has helped create hundreds of thousands of beautiful smiles across the world, and by speaking to your dentist, you can find out how Invisalign can give you a great-looking smile too.
Is Invisalign a suitable solution for you?
Any procedure that alters the position of your teeth requires that you have clean, healthy teeth and strong gums. When you book an appointment with your dentist to find out whether Invisalign is a suitable treatment for you, you will first have to undergo a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. This will ensure that you have no underlying dental issues and that any plaque and tartar that may have built up in your mouth can be removed by the hygienist to get you off to an excellent start.
Your dentist will carry out three-dimensional scans of your teeth, and this will help create an accurate simulation of how your teeth will look following successful treatment with Invisalign. The results of the scan will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory, where they will be used to manufacture a series of tailored aligners. These aligners will be designed to apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into the desired positions for a straighter and more symmetrical smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Each aligner must be worn for two weeks at a time and is designed to move the position of your teeth by approximately 0.25 mm. You must wear the aligners for around 22 hours a day, taking them out at mealtimes or when necessary and making sure you wear them throughout the night as you sleep. After two weeks, you should move on to the next aligner in the series. It is recommended that you visit your dentist between every three or four aligners so that they can make sure that the process is coming along successfully.
By manufacturing the aligners using the scan results, precision and accuracy can be assured, which means the aligners will carefully move your teeth without any issues or discomfort in the process whilst producing accurate results as seen in the initial simulation.